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The Sun and You

For most of us, we’ve heard all our life to avoid the sun, especially in attempts to prevent skin cancer...

The Sun and You

For most of us, we’ve heard all our life to avoid the sun, especially in attempts to prevent skin cancer, wrinkles, sun spots, etc. We’ve been told by marketers and doctors alike to slather on the sunscreen and to minimize overall exposure as much as possible. What if I were to tell you, however, that we’ve […]

How Can You Protect Against Arthritis?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, nearly one out of three Americans has arthritis. Of these 66 million adults suffering from this severely debilitating autoimmune disease, 43 million have been diagnosed with arthritis and another 23 million live with chronic joint symptoms that have not been doctor-diagnosed. In fact, arthritis is one of the leading causes of […]

Mood, Food and PMS

Eating your weight in chocolate and chips? Yelling at loved ones all week? Feeling bloated and lethargic? Uh oh. Check your calendar. It might be that time of the month. It’s estimated that 4 in 10 women of childbearing age have physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) severe enough to affect daily routines and activities. For […]

Supplements for Fatigue

Stop! Put down the sweets, the extra cup of coffee, the Red Bull or the office doughnut that’s been sitting out now for over 6 hours.  There are natural alternatives to preventing fatigue! A chronic lack of energy due to day-to-day stressors or hectic schedules can affect your youthfulness as well as your productivity. You […]

Stress-Less

So, it’s officially November with the holidays literally around the corner. If there is ever a time when stress can get the better of us, that time is now. Days are short, temperatures are cold, and the long to-do list is simply overwhelming. When confronted with stressful situations, the body goes into fight or flight […]

The AI Diet – SHOPPING PART 1 (Vegetables, Fruits, Grains)

There is no question about it – the grocery store is not only overwhelming to navigate, but clever promoters leave no stone unturned in terms of how to best entice you to buy more.  This is why I suggest making a list.  A list…like mom used to do?  Yes, exactly!  Okay. So, creating a list actually requires […]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2 Week Challenge)

So many “diets” of today promote a quick-fix, easy solution versus focusing on long-term, sustainable change.  Our society is geared for instant gratification, hence the reason why marketers love to promote everything from a packet of hunger-reducing sprinkles you pour over food to the ever-famous diet pill.  Well, as it stands true for most things in life, there is no such […]

Beat the Winter Blues

Although the cold-weather season is often thought of as a time of joy and fun (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), for others the shorter days bring lower spirits, as well. I realize its only October, but if you are one of the 25 million people who suffer from SAD, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, it’s not […]